Craig McKenzie

CEO and Director

Has served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc. since February 2013 and served as Chairman of the board of directors from February 2013 to February 2015. Mr. McKenzie is a highly accomplished executive with three decades of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to Dakota Plains, Mr. McKenzie served as Chief Executive Officer of three other publicly listed companies: ZaZa Energy Corporation, Toreador Resources Corporation, and Canadian Superior Energy Inc.  Prior to these executive positions, he rose through the ranks and held various senior positions in BG Group, BP plc, and Amoco Corporation.  Mr. McKenzie has worked in 24 countries and has significant experiences in operations, commercial, M&A, and strategy.  He received his B.S. degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Executives + Directors

Executive Management

  • Jim Thornton
  • Interim CFO, EVP Strategy, General Counsel and Secretary
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  • Dariusz Cichocki
  • VP of Business Development
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Board of Directors